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VA's Gould moves the needle on many of VA's toughest challenges

Scott Gould's last day as the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department is today. In four years, Gould said he believes VA is a better place and does more to help veterans. He said the claims backlog is unacceptable, but the agency is making progress.

Tags: management , VA , veterans disability claims backlog , VBMS , labor-management relations , veterans homelessness , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 05/17/2013, 05:27am EDT
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VA Deputy Secretary Scott Gould leaving

After four years as the second in charge, Scott Gould has decided to leave VA. His last day on the job will be May 17.

Tags: VA , Jason Miller , people , management , exclusive

Friday - 04/26/2013, 01:27pm EDT

Unions frustrated by slow-roll of some labor-management forums

At the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations meeting, several employee representatives said the time has come for the committee to put more pressure on agencies to have more of the collaborative forums up and running well. During a time of budget reductions, possible furloughs and a government shutdown, the unions say the forums provide a way for agencies to better manage all of these fiscal challenges.

Tags: management , workforce , John Berry , OPM , Danny Werfel , OMB , VA , David Kappos , Patent and Trademark Office , Bill Dougan , NFFE , Michael Filler , International Brotherhood of Teamsters , David Holway , National Association of Government Employees , Robert Budens , Patent Office Professional Association , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relat , labor-management relations , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:54am EST
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Thursday morning federal headlines - Nov. 29. 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Guantanamo prison , Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) , Wired Magazine , The Washington Post , Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) , TSA , Department of Veteran Affairs , National Federation of Federal Employees , Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) , Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) , Department of State , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Susan Rice , Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 09:06am EST

OMB wants 'single door' for vendors at each agency

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to create vendor management organizations to centralize how contractors work with departments. So far, four agencies are piloting the vendor management organizations. VanRoekel, who also wants agencies to use investment review boards more for strategic goals, said the use of both tools "very much align with our priorities to do more with less."

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , David Kappos , Roger Baker , David Hayes , VA , PTO , Interior , IRS , vendor management organizations , investment review boards , Jason Miller , President

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:37am EST
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Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Tom Vilsack , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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OMB to give agencies plan to modernize services

White House hosts meeting with 50 CEOs from private sector companies to discuss how to incorporate best practices to make the government more effective and efficient. Chief performance officer Jeff Zients says the ideas from the meeting will be used to help agencies meet their three-to-eight high priority goals in 2010. The administration's goal is to change the way the government uses technology to serve citizens.

Tags: management , technology , Barack Obama , Jeff Zients , Jacob Lew , Bill Lynn , Tony Miller , David Hayes , White House , OMB , VA , DoD , Interior , education , State , management agenda , high priority goals

Friday - 01/15/2010, 06:41am EST
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VA deputy secy responds to troubling IG report

Tags: management , VA , VA IG ,

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:53pm EDT
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VA relying on new performance system to address IG report

Deputy secretary Gould says investigation into alleged wrongdoings continue. He would not comment on possible disciplinary actions.

Tags: management , Roger Baker , VA , inspector general

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:14pm EDT
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